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August 4th, 2007

Barrier

The former complexity of believing and belonging in the Old Covenant has been replaced by the simplicity and sufficiency of the New Covenant that Jesus completed. The paradigm shift involves moving from the ritual of religion to nurturing a vibrant love relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” Eph 2:11-16 (NIV)

How will you respond to the removal of the barrier? Jesus has made it possible for you to believe and to belong. Jesus has taken the full wrath of God for your sin. The ultimate price has been paid so that you can have the ultimate relationship that moves through this life and into the life to come.

Your eternal destination has been radically relocated as a result of your faith response in Jesus. Now it is your turn to live in response to His sacrificial gift. Do you believe? Do you belong?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Barrier.
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